Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Our Cut-Out Faces Megapack is the biggest collection of Football Manager Player Faces available. All players are available in the default cut-out style. When you download our Football Manager Facepack, you'll receive over 380,000 player faces to spice up your copy of Football Manager.

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  • 2023.03 - Released on 30 Nov 2022
Cut Out Player Faces Megapack

Installation Instructions

Video Tutorial

An easy to follow video installation tutorial is available on our Youtube Channel

 

1. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Steam on Windows?

Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same.  You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

 

This is what the MP folder should look like for the respective version of FM you're using:


Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders. 

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


2. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using a Mac OS?

From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

 

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x -> graphics’ (create the last folder if necessary

 

Anything beyond this path line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

 

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

 

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

 

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

 

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

 

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

 

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.

 


3. I don’t want to have the megapack in the default user data folder – can I place it elsewhere and how would I do so?

You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.

 


4. How do I install the cut-out megapack if I’m using Gamepass?

If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder - point 4 above does not and can not apply to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you've never downloaded the pack before, you should just download the larger "complete pack".

If you're not a premium member, it is recommended that you download the base megapack via torrent by going to our cut-out megapack download page. After which, you should then download all the update packs released to date and apply them chronologically.

If you're a premium member, just download the most recent complete pack.

If you already have a version of our Cut-Out Faces Megapack installed, then click "Download Latest Changes" and you'll be presented with a list of all the updates we've released since you've last downloaded a file. Simply download any you might have missed, starting with the oldest.
Watch this YouTube tutorial video, which should you guide you on the steps you need to follow to install it. Although it is for an older version of FM, the steps are still the same. You need to use Winrar (or a similar program) to extract the downloaded file.

This is what the MP folder should look like:
https://i.imgur.com/85lGeDc.png

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:

https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
From FM20 onwards, there's been a substantial change to how Mac FM documents are stored. Previously the files would automatically go in the Documents folder here:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

Now the files will instead appear in the following location:

Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 202x

By default this folder is hidden, so to access you need to do as follows:

Open Finder
Click ‘Go’ from the menubar
Press and hold down the ‘Option’ (Alt) key
This will bring up the ‘Library’, click to enter then go to ‘Application Support’ -> ‘Sports Interactive’ -> ‘Football Manager 202x’

Anything beyond the blue line is up to you and how you want to structure your folders.

The preferences should look like in the below screenshot:
https://i.imgur.com/jbZkFfw.png

To get them to look like this, navigate to your preferences on the welcome screen or by using the drop-down menu near the top right of the menu within your save game.

Choose the advanced tab (the blue square within the screenshot above) and select all from the drop-down menu on the right (the red square within the screenshot above).

Scroll down to the interface section near the middle of the list, where you are to make sure that:
• the “Use caching to decrease page loading times” box is unticked
• the “Reload skin when confirming changes in Preferences” box is ticked

After clicking confirm, it may take a few seconds or minutes for all the graphics to be loaded and you should now see all the graphics you have downloaded appear in your save game.

Once your skin is reloaded, you can re-tick the "Use Caching to Decrease Page Loading Time" button so that the splash screen at the start takes a lot less longer to load. However, the above process needs to be undertaken every time you add graphics to your game to ensure that the game "reads" them.
You need to change your user data location. Simple steps on how to do so can be found here.

The above step does not apply if you’re playing on Gamepass, in which case the user data location has to be the default one (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)

It is recommended that the user data location is not placed within the Steam installation folder as this may cause issues.
If you're using Gamepass, then you have to use the default user data folder (i.e. Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 202x)
The torrent file includes the base megapack uploaded just before that year’s FM version is released. Any and all subsequent update packs are to be downloaded separately.
For those who have never used torrents, in the vast majority of cases, it's just a question of downloading the client program (a small file, less than 1MB) and then downloading the megapack torrent file (a tiny file, around 20k) and then letting the program do the job.

Torrent files need a torrent client to be downloaded. I personally use µTorrent but other common clients are BitTorrent, Vuze and Deluge. For those using torrents for the first time, here is a general walk-through on how to download torrents and a specific guide for µTorrent.

Be aware that it will take a substantial amount of time to download the file due to its sheer size and that other people depend on you hosting the file to get it so please leave your torrent client on after you have fully downloaded it. The etiquette is generally accepted to be to upload as much as you download, although this might not always be possible. The older the torrent file, the less likely it is that there will still be users seeding it.
You need to copy and overwrite the faces and the new config file from the update pack into the faces folder and follow the same procedure for the iconfaces folder.

If done correctly, you should be asked if you want to overwrite files – accept. You should have one folder for faces and another folder for iconfaces, and no sub-folder whatsoever in them.

These steps are to be repeated for every update pack downloaded, and they are to be installed chronologically.
Since the files are hosted outside our pages, there isn't much we can do about this unfortunately. You could try downloading the pack via torrent and get it this way.
Extracting the file will take a while, but it shouldn't take the hours and hours that the program extracting will sometimes say it will. To speed it up, it is recommended that you have as few programs running as possible so that the system can dedicate as many resources to the extraction as it possibly can.

Secondly, for files as large as this, the calculation of the extraction time will be wildly incorrect at the start. After a while, it'll show a more realistic timeframe, which shouldn't be more than an hour or two if you have a good setup and few programs running at the same time.
The 22.0 torrent file was compressed in a way which has this effect on some images. It is suggested that you download an older torrent file which should not have this issue. Download links for older torrent versions is being made available below. It is recommended that you download the torrent file for the version after the one you’re playing since this will include all the update packs released for that iteration 😉

sortitoutsi_megapack_4.00 - uploaded before the release of FM12
sortitoutsi_megapack_5.00 - uploaded before the release of FM13
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_6.00 - uploaded before the release of FM14
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_7.00 - uploaded before the release of FM15
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_8.00 - uploaded before the release of FM16
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_9.00 - uploaded before the release of FM17
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_10.00 - uploaded before the release of FM18
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_11.00 - uploaded before the release of FM19
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_12.00 - uploaded before the release of FM20
sortitoutsi_cutout_megapack_13.00 - uploaded before the release of FM21
The older the torrent version you’ll download, the less likely it’ll be there’ll be any seeds for it, naturally.
You might have a poor internet connection or your browser might have some extensions which interrupt this download. Having loads of downloads ongoing and/or streaming may also de-prioritise this download.

Try using Google Chrome in incognito mode (or the equivalent mode for other browsers) and you should be able to resume the download from the point it was interrupted, if that happens.
This download has two folders: one is the faces folder which contains the cut-outs which should be displayed on this screen. There is also a file titled config.xml which tells the game which images to assign to which person. The other folder is the iconfaces folder which contains the smaller images displayed near a person's name on the menu which comes up when you right-click on them, and also includes a different config file for this folder.

The likelihood is that you've put the iconfaces in the faces folder, or used the wrong config file for each folder. As a result, the smaller images (in 25x18) are being upscaled to be displayed in the person's profile, hence the blurring. Re-install the update pack again, making sure you put the contents of each folder in the right place.
The most recent update pack will include the most recent config file, so you can choose to download it and use it from there.

Alternatively, you can download fmXML and generate a config yourself. There's a video on YouTube on how to use it but it's really easy and the instructions are quite straight-forward.
Down the years, after an update pack was released, it was noted that some images included therein where of the wrong person, with a wrong extension or duplicated. Due to the way the download system is structured, these cannot be removed from the download, so there may well be a couple of hundred images’ worth of difference, depending on the version you download.
It's impossible to cater for these kind of requests since different people will want different combination of leagues, nations and divisions, plus people move around and get transferred or sacked or retire etc. and the only way to do so is to update and download them manually. That's why we have all the images in a megapack so that everything is captured therein.
These persons do not appear in the default database for licensing reasons. This means that they only appear in your save-game because they were added via a custom file, generally the real name fix file. However, this means that their UID (which is what is used to map a person's image to the right individual) is different, and so the game cannot assign the image to them from your existing facepack.

To get them to show, you should individually download the cut-out faces that you want from here (or use the UID to find them in your existing facepack if you don't use the cut-out megapack), put them in a separate folder to your existing facepack and create a config file just for them using the method outlined in here (which works for all facepack styles, not just the cut-out megapack).
MarkG81
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So do I just need to change it around in the folder or do I need to delete the DF11 ? 

mons
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By MarkG81 21 November 2022 - 06:25 AM UTC 

So do I just need to change it around in the folder or do I need to delete the DF11 ? 

 

I don't know what “change it around in the folder” means. 

 

What I can tell you is that, if you rename the sortitoutsi folder by adding “1. ” at the start of the filename, the game will first read and display the cut-out images, and then display the DF11 faces for anything else not including the cut-out pack.

MarkG81
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Cheers , much appreciated 👍

Jonezie
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Hi, do I need to change something with my files here? Having a similar issue as listed above where some player faces don't appear at all. Downloaded the complete megapack and then the updates

mons
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By Jonezie 22 November 2022 - 23:48 PM UTC 

Hi, do I need to change something with my files here? Having a similar issue as listed above where some player faces don't appear at all. Downloaded the complete megapack and then the updates

 

Can you provide slightly larger screenshots?

 

Looks like you have a faces and iconfaces folder in the main graphics folder, as well as a sortitoutsi folder. You should have one faces and one iconfaces only, have a look at the FAQ at the top of the page to see how to install update packs 👍

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By mons 23 November 2022 - 07:08 AM UTC 

Can you provide slightly larger screenshots?

 

Looks like you have a faces and iconfaces folder in the main graphics folder, as well as a sortitoutsi folder. You should have one faces and one iconfaces only, have a look at the FAQ at the top of the page to see how to install update packs 👍

Hi, added everything into the “sortitoutsi” folder, still have the same issue where some player faces are absent as shown in the Weiper example earlier

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By Jonezie 23 November 2022 - 19:27 PM UTC 

Hi, added everything into the “sortitoutsi” folder, still have the same issue where some player faces are absent as shown in the Weiper example earlier

 

What's inside the sortitoutsi folder, and what's inside the faces folder?

Jonezie
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By mons 23 November 2022 - 21:37 PM UTC 

What's inside the sortitoutsi folder, and what's inside the faces folder?

just the png files in the faces and iconfaces folders
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By Jonezie 23 November 2022 - 21:50 PM UTC 
just the png files in the faces and iconfaces folders

 

And you've changed the preferences too?

Jonezie
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yep, I've tested it with a few different skins, same issue with each one. 

mons
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By Jonezie 23 November 2022 - 22:01 PM UTC 

yep, I've tested it with a few different skins, same issue with each one. 

 

You do not have the full megapack in the faces folder. It should be 386,000+, whereas you have 383,000+.

 

Do you have a filename titled 2000170587 in that folder?

Daniel.United
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Hi guys.

 

I read through the tutorial but the faces still don't seem to load. Any help?

 

Screenshots:

 

Thanks!

 

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By Daniel.United 24 November 2022 - 12:29 PM UTC 

Hi guys.

 

I read through the tutorial but the faces still don't seem to load. Any help?

 

Screenshots:

 

Thanks!

 

Looking at the folder screenshot there are a lot of missing images, the pack probably hasn't extracted properly. Can you try downloading the complete pack again?

 

If that still doesn't work please post how big the file is that you downloaded from here

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By BramNUFC 24 November 2022 - 12:35 PM UTC 

Looking at the folder screenshot there are a lot of missing images, the pack probably hasn't extracted properly. Can you try downloading the complete pack again?

 

If that still doesn't work please post how big the file is that you downloaded from here

 

424.2 MB on disk for 14,615 items

I downloaded the torrent you have on the website (it's about 10GB)

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By Daniel.United 24 November 2022 - 12:46 PM UTC 

424.2 MB on disk for 14,615 items

I downloaded the torrent you have on the website (it's about 10GB)

 

Can you try extracting again? Because it should contain over 380,000 images

Eben-Ezer Djegou
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I downloaded the facepacks but I don't have all the players I'm missing for example mbappe de bruyne marquinhos vinicius benzema to name a few. There are plenty of other players.
There is also the bug on the profile of the player with the jerseys. LOOK AND MBAPPE AND THE GREEN SHIRT or that it plays in psg which has a blue shirt

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By Eben-Ezer Djegou 24 November 2022 - 14:12 PM UTC 

I downloaded the facepacks but I don't have all the players I'm missing for example mbappe de bruyne marquinhos vinicius benzema to name a few. There are plenty of other players.
There is also the bug on the profile of the player with the jerseys. LOOK AND MBAPPE AND THE GREEN SHIRT or that it plays in psg which has a blue shirt

 

You haven't installed the full megapack correctly, or you've installed an update pack wrongly. An empty space instead of a cut means that there is a line within a config file somewhere within your user data folder pointing to an image which is not in that same folder.

 

If you post a screenshot in this manner (and please, read what I'm asking carefully, I don't want to have to repeat it many times) searching for 8435089 (Benzema's UID), I'm sure I can locate where the issue is 👍

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By Eben-Ezer Djegou 24 November 2022 - 15:39 PM UTC 

I took the screenshot

 

I need to see the details view, to see which folder each of those config files is in.

 

How many images are in your faces folder anyway? If they're less than 380,000+, then you don't have full megapack, and need to download it again.

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By mons 24 November 2022 - 06:32 AM UTC 

You do not have the full megapack in the faces folder. It should be 386,000+, whereas you have 383,000+.

 

Do you have a filename titled 2000170587 in that folder?

 

No i don't have that filename, do I need to redownload the entire facepack again?

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By Jonezie 24 November 2022 - 16:45 PM UTC 

No i don't have that filename, do I need to redownload the entire facepack again?

 

Having had a look at your files downloaded page, I think I can propose a more practical solution.

 

You've downloaded the 2023.02 update pack, but not the 2023.01 one, which happens to include the Weiper cut missing from your megapack.

 

What you need to do is to download the 2023.01 update pack, apply it. Then download the 2023.02 and apply that one after it.

 

I reckon that should work 😉

Jonezie
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By mons 24 November 2022 - 16:57 PM UTC 

Having had a look at your files downloaded page, I think I can propose a more practical solution.

 

You've downloaded the 2023.02 update pack, but not the 2023.01 one, which happens to include the Weiper cut missing from your megapack.

 

What you need to do is to download the 2023.01 update pack, apply it. Then download the 2023.02 and apply that one after it.

 

I reckon that should work 😉

 

Appears to be working now, got Weiper's face in as well as other missing ones from before. Thanks for your help! 

Eben-Ezer Djegou
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I'll delete all my facepacks and start over I'll tell you. I'll reinstall the complete folder and the updates and we'll see

Eben-Ezer Djegou
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Can you explain me how to install the facepacks and update the files.

mons
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By Eben-Ezer Djegou 24 November 2022 - 18:08 PM UTC 

Can you explain me how to install the facepacks and update the files.

 

There are installation instructions with the download, in the first post of this thread and in the FAQ at the top of each page of this thread.

 

Which part in particular are you struggling with?

Eben-Ezer Djegou
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 I play on FM23

mons
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By Eben-Ezer Djegou 24 November 2022 - 18:27 PM UTC 

 I play on FM23

 

That doesn't answer my question. If you want me to help you, you need to give me more detail than that.

Eben-Ezer Djegou
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I don't understand the question but I play on steam with a 57 GB pc

mons
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By Eben-Ezer Djegou 24 November 2022 - 21:14 PM UTC 

I don't understand the question but I play on steam with a 57 GB pc

 

And I don't understand your problem because you've not explained it. There are installation instructions at the top of this page. See which of them apply to you and follow them.

Eben-Ezer Djegou
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By mons 24 November 2022 - 21:15 PM UTC 

And I don't understand your problem because you've not explained it. There are installation instructions at the top of this page. See which of them apply to you and follow them.

When I download the complete pack, I don't have the all of faces for exemple i don't have mbappe 

 

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